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Warning after vehicle pulled from mud on Brean beach

The vehicle was stuck 200 metres from the top of the beach Photo: BARB Search & Rescue

A fresh warning has been issued about the dangers of driving in mud on beaches after a vehicle had to be rescued from Break beach on Sunday evening.

BARB search & Rescue were called by Brean's beachwarden around 4pm when the driver reported being stuck 200 metres from the top of the beach. His partner and child were inside the car.

Our volunteer crews were quickly on scene and BARB's tractor was used to haul the stranded vehicle to safety

– BARB spokesman
The man's partner and child were in the car when it became stuck Credit: BARB Search & Rescue

I didn't think I was far enough out to get stuck. We'd been driving along the beach and suddenly the wheels had got stuck - it's certainly taught us a lesson and we are very grateful to the beachwarden and BARB.

– Joe Doyle from Highbridge, Car Owner
BARB is run entirely by volunteers Credit: BARB Search & Rescue

This is the first vehicle to get stuck here this year and it serves as a warning to other motorists about the dangers of driving across soft sand and mud. The advice is to keep to the hard sand at the top of the beach in the designated parking areas.

– BARB spokesman

BARB has been in operation for 21 years and as a charity is run entirely by volunteers.